Dance Academy

Dance Academy 2017-2018 Brochure and Class Schedule

Registration for 2017-2018 season opens Monday, August 21 at 8:30 am online and in person! 

Register online at Community Pass Online Registration or in person at Senior, Youth & Leisure Services, 204 Hillside Avenue, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information about any of our programs please call 973-535-7925, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

Welcome to the Livingston Dance Academy.  Our program offers dance classes for children and adults on a year-round basis.  Our instructors practice and instruct various forms of dance including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and Lyrical.  The Livingston Dance Academy is also home to the Livingston Starliners Dance Team.

Dance and Baton classes are scheduled throughout the week at Northland Recreation Center, Livingston Senior/Community Center and Monmouth Court Community Center

Creative Dance: Ballet and movement oriented programs designed to introduce students to ballet movements and improve overall body awareness. These classes do not include tap instruction.

Ballet & Jazz Classes Classes will focus on the fundamentals of ballet and jazz techniques. All students will work on traditional ballet bars, center floor balance work and movement technique. Students should select the class appropriate to their grade level.

Jumps & Turns Jazz Classes will focus on strengthening the dancers jumps and turning techniques. These tricks will be infused into combinations worthy of competitive dance techniques.

Tap Classes Classes will focus on tap dance fundamentals that will result in solid training in all tap techniques. Classes will increase in technique difficulty as part of a comprehensive program.

Hip Hop Classes Classes will teach a combination of classical jazz moves infused with hip hop, funk dance to popular pop and hip hop songs.

Lyrical Dance The “Poetry” of dance. Lyrical is a combination of jazz, ballet and modern techniques. Expressive in style, lyrical dance is usually set to a song with words that the dancer interprets through movement. Ballet training is recommended as a prerequisite to this class.

Jazz Funk Classes Also called street Jazz, this style of dance is a mix of hip hop and jazz dance.

Baton Classes Baton twirling improves eye-hand coordination, balance and core strength. Techniques will increase in difficulty according to grade level. Participants in this program march in the Livingston Memorial Day Parade as well as perform in the annual Recital.

Kids on Broadway (3rd grade & up): Explore the world of Musical Theatre. Venturing into the history of Broadway, this class will focus on Broadway styles of dance, physical acting and song.

Advanced Teens on Broadway (6th grade & up): Learn original Broadway choreography, explore dance improvisation and song. In this Intermediate to Advanced class (3 years of previous dance recommended), we will focus on the great Broadway choreographers, past and present.

Preschool Dance Medley:  Students will work on basic motor skills as they learn new dance movements in ballet, jazz and hip hop.

Preschool Boys Intro to Dance:  Boys will work on basic motor skills as they learn new dance movements in ballet, jazz and hip hop

Starliners Dance Team

Team Auditions: Auditions for 2018-2019 season (for Dancers 2nd grade and up, Fall 2018), are Friday, June 1, 5:00-7:00 p.m or Friday, June 8, 5:00-7:00 p.m. @ Northland Recreation Center

All potential team dancers must register for auditions online or at the Senior Community Center and then attend one of the two audition dates for the full two hours. There is no fee for auditions. All dancers must meet proficiency requirements in ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre and lyrical styles.

Team Requirements  
All dancers must make a minimum of 90% of all classes and Starliner rehearsals to compete. Instructors will make all decisions regarding competition numbers and participation in performances.
For more information about Starliners Dance Team, see page 50 in our 2018 Spring & Summer Program Guide

Register online at Community Pass Online Registration or in person at Senior, Youth & Leisure Services, 204 Hillside Avenue, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information about any of our programs please call 973-535-7925, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm.